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Black Friday is less than four weeks away, which means it's high time to begin preparing your holiday and personal shopping lists. This year, it falls on November 29, a few days later than in years past. Part of your Black Friday plan should be to check out the early ads from major retailers the likes of Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. The other side of the coin is knowing what sales start early and what's worth buying now versus on Black Friday. So let's start with what you can already get for less and then we'll outline the sales we already know about (and we'll update this as we learn more!).
What Black Friday deals can you shop now?
It's been ages since we were actually forced to wait out in the cold, wee hours of the morning to scramble and fight for big discounts on everything from TVs to toys to electronics. Nowadays, you can shop holiday sales all month long, most of which are at or very close to their Black Friday prices. Here are all the sales we know about so far:
You'll never see a traditional Black Friday ad for Amazon, as every merchant is in charge of its own deals for the shopping weekend and they can change right up until the last minute. However, we're already starting to see big price drops in every category. Here are the best deals you can already get at Amazon:
Amazon also recently announced early Black Friday deals on their lineup of devices as well as a press release listing other deals to expect.
Starting Friday, November 22:
Starting Sunday, November 24:
Starting Wednesday, November 27:
Amazon Smart Plug—$4.99 (Save $20) when purchased with an Echo Dot, Echo Dot with Clock, Echo, Echo Show 5, or Echo Studio
Starting Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28):
This year, perhaps to avoid their Black Friday deals being leaked early, Walmart decided to start running sales early. Traditionally, Walmart will unleash its Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving afternoon, giving shoppers some extra time to start shopping there first, before moving to other retailers. Here are some of the best early Deal Drops so far:
If you're a Costco member, you're used to saving when you shop. And this Black Friday, Costco is a fantastic deal destination. Their Black Friday ad became publicly available at the end of October, and the 31-page catalogue features deals that run all month, starting November 7 and running through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here are some of our favorites so far:
Starting Nov. 7: Apple Macbook Pro—$1,199 (Originally $1,449)
Starting Nov. 7: Cuisinart 13-Cup Food Processor—$99.99 (Originally $150)
Starting Nov. 7: Bio Bidet Luxury Bidet Seat—$219.99 (Originally $399.99)
Starting Nov. 22: Sony WH-H900N Noise Canceling Headphones—$129.99 (Originally $199.99)
Starting Nov. 22: Sonos Play1 WiFi Smart Speaker Set of 2—$229.99 (Originally $269.99)
Starting Nov. 22: Ring Video Doorbell 2—$129.99 (Originally $189.99)
If you're in the market for an Xbox or a laptop or tablet, Microsoft may be the place to shop on Black Friday. The bulk of their deals will go live at midnight on Thanksgiving, but a few may become available earlier. Here are some of the discounts you can expect:
Starting 11/21: Get up to $200 off the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 phones and get a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds (worth $129).
Starting 11/22: Get the Surface Pro 7 + Type Cover bundle for up to $300 off, starting at $799.
Starting 11/22: Take up to $300 off the Surface Laptop 3, starting at $999.
Starting 11/24: Xbox controllers will be $20 off, starting at $39.99.
Starting 11/28: Save up to $500 on select Surface Book 2, starting at $1,599.
Starting 11/28: All-New Surface Go starting at $299, a flexible, light device made for those on the move.
Best Buy has released their Black Friday preview ad and claim that you can get Black Friday prices on TVs right now. They also have some early deals similar to what we're seeing elsewhere and are offering free shipping on all orders throughout the holiday shopping season.
Target just released their Black Friday Preview, and are offering free shipping on all orders through December 21. You can also get free in-store pickup so you can skip the lines and crowds, but that's likely to be a madhouse on Black Friday weekend, if they even make it available for the sale event. RedCard holders and Target Circle members can get access to select doorbusters starting Wednesday, Novermber 27. Keep an eye on Target's Black Friday headquarters for the latest information.
Starting November 29
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones—$129.99 (Save $170)
Google Home Mini—$19 (Save $30)
What other Black Friday deals can you shop now?
All-Clad: If you love All-Clad cookware, now's the time to save. You can get huge savings online during the VIP Factory Sale, which lasts until November 6. These products are factory-seconds, which means they may have minor cosmetic scratches and/or dents, but this still live up to All-Clad's reputation of offering incredible cookware.
Ancestry: Get the popular DNA test kit for $59 right now instead of $99. It'll probably drop to $49 on Black Friday, but we think this sale price is well worth it to not have to wait.
Anthropologie: Get 50% off new styles and 30% off select decor and furnishings.
Audible: You can get 53% off your first three months of Audible if you sign up any time before December 31, meaning you'll only pay $6.95 per month for three months. This deal is only good for new subscribers, but it's definitely worth checking out.
Casper: Save 10% on any order with a mattress.
Chewy: Right now you can buy three select treats, toys, apparel, collars, and other select pet supplies, you can get one free off select products.
Eileen Fisher: Get 40% off select shoe styles with the 48-flash sale.
J.Crew: Get 30% off winter picks with the code BRRR.
Lumens: Save up to 70% with the Early Access Black Friday Sale.
Madewell: Get 25% off your purchase with the code STARTEARLY.
Nectar: Right now, you can snag $100 off any mattress, plus two memory foam pillows Included, worth up to $150.
Puro Sound Labs: Get the BT-2200 Kids' Volume-Limiting Headphones (one of our absolute favorites) in pink and purple for $59.99 (Save $20).
Shutterfly: Get 50% off and free shipping on cards, plus up to 50% off everything else. You can also get free shipping on orders of $49 and over with the promo code SHIP49.
Sur La Table: Get up to 75% off at the Black Friday Early Sale.
Target: Save up to 25% on home decor, 25% on furniture, 25% off bath & bedding, 30% off rugs, and 25 % off on patio furniture.
Urban Outfitters: Take an extra 40% off sale items.
Wayfair: Get up to 80% of with their Black Friday Blowout and 70% off holiday decor as part of the Big Holiday Sale.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.